Mercy on These Teenage Chimps (Hardcover)

By Gary Soto

Harcourt Children's Books, 9780152060220, 147pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/1/2008)
Prebound (3/1/2008)

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On his thirteenth birthday, Ronnie woke up feeling like a chimp--all long armed, big eared, and gangly. He's been muddling through each gawky day since. Now his best friend, Joey, has turned thirteen, too--and after Joey humiliates himself in front of a cute girl, he climbs a tree andrefuses to come down. So Ronnie sets out to woo the girl on Joey's behalf. After all, teenage chimps have to stick together.

Acclaimed author Gary Soto tells a fun and touching story about friendship, understanding, and the painful insecurities of being thirteen.